You don’t just visit Vancouver; you do Vancouver. This coastal British Columbia seaport, with the highest population density of any Canadian city and a waterfront ringed with glass towers, orders you to get outdoors and explore its natural beauty. Vancouver wants you in walking shoes, on a bicycle, hiking its parks or exploring its beaches. I was glad to oblige. Having heard that Vancouver was one of the most livable cities on earth, I was eager to test its reputation. It lived up to the hype.